To create a living memory that will never fade away. To enable certain friends and family to experience the service even though they couldn't come in person. A funeral video shows respect - especially for a fallen or retired military serviceman (please mention his/her military or Blue Line affiliation when you contact me.)
If you just want the proceedings to be captured as unobtrusively and professionally as possible - I'm your best choice. If you want a video that will be gentle and meditative - I'm your best choice. If you want stills extracted from the video and made into a lovely remembrance photo book - I can do that (highly recommended).
Do you respect a film school education from LMU and AFI? Film is a kind of language and it has grammar rules, just like any other language. This knowledge is what separates the amateur from the professional.
Your video will be delivered to you quickly and electronically so that you can e-mail the vimeo link to all of your relatives. If you want standard DVD or HD Blu-Ray copies to keep - of course, you can order those anytime.
Simple Funeral & Graveside Service
$300 for 3 hours of time
The Memorial service is handled very discretely with two cameras. I do not move around during the service. One camera is used to cover the Final Journey and Graveside service. Extra hours of coverage either before or afterwards are only $75 per hour. The price includes all the editing and electronic delivery within the week. The private video link will be e-mailed to you and you can share it and download the video. Use this price for Christian, Catholic, Jewish and Military Services or any other service where mourners are seated and listening to a speaker behind a podium most of the time.
Active Funeral & Graveside Service
$100/hr for the Main Camera
The Memorial service is covered discretely with two or three cameras. The main camera is typically hand-held much of the time as I move around to see the various tables, people, singers and flowers. Only one camera is used to cover the Final Journey and Graveside service (unless the ground is level enough to safely set up a camera stand). The price includes editing and electronic delivery within the week. The private video link will be e-mailed to you and you can share it and download the video. Use this price for Buddhist Services or any other funeral that has a lot of physicality and mourners moving around (this can sometimes apply to Catholic Viewing Services or “Celebration of Life” parties). $50/hr for each Additional Camera.
Photo Book Design . . . . $250
Up to 100 pictures are extracted from the High Definition video footage and laid out in a custome designed hardback coffee table photo book. You will receive an electronic version and you can request changes. You can even supply extra pictures from your phone or other digital source. When you are satisfied with it, order copies directly from the Shutterfly website for approximately $40 each (depending on current discounts). VIEW A SAMPLE
Photo Montage . . . . . $50/minute
Pictures are touched-up and edited with nice backgrounds and set to your chosen song. This is a show that you screen before a large audience. Requires at least 24 hours advanced planning if you wish to show it at the service. 4 minutes minimum. 50 pictures minimum.
Motion Picture Show . . . . . $100/ minute
Pictures are carefully touched up, color-corrected and sometimes colorized. This is a very polished, carefully edited show set to your favorite songs. You can request a few changes after the first cut is finished. If you want to change the music or tweak a lot of little things then be advised that my editing rate becomes an additional $50/hr Requires at least 4 days advanced planning if you wish to show it at the service. 6 minutes minimum. 70 pictures minimum. Video clips optional.
Photo Loop . . . . . . $20/minute
Pictures are cleaned up and color-corrected a little bit and then laid down over a nice background with cinematic transitions. There is no music because it is intended to run as a looping (repeating) presentation on a screen during a Viewing Service or Reception Luncheon where people can come look at it when they want to. In this case, you will surely not want to hear the same song playing over and over again. 4 minutes minimum. 30 pictures minimum.
DVD or Blu-Ray disks
may be ordered separately for
Every video outside of Burbank incurs a travel charge of $1.00 per mile, round-trip.
For example take the number of miles below and double it.
Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills = 4 mi.
All videos are booked with a contract which will be e-mailed to you.
But first, check Carol’s availability.